Marburg Outbreak in Angola Worsens

Posted on April 8, 2005

The BBC reports that 174 people have now been killed by the Marburg outbreak in Angola. The Hot Zone is the province of Uige where the outbreak originated, but concerns are that it could spread in the heavily populated Angola capital city of Luanda. Over 200 people have been infected so far. Researchers are concerned that some people are dying at home which would make it much easier for the disease to spread. To stop the disease doctors and scientists need to isolate victims. ProMed reports that Kuanza Sul has reported its 1st case, which brings the number of affected provinces to 6.

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